Vikings Pull Away to Beat Jets and Move into First Place
Minnesota's defense dominated and the offense found its rhythm in the second half as the Vikings pulled away from the New York Jets Sunday for a 37-17 win. The victory lifts the Vikes (4-2-1) into first place in the NFC North with Chicago's loss to New England.
Minnesota limited the Jets to just 2-of-13 on third down conversions and forced rookie quarterback Sam Darnold into four turnovers.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen had another 100+ yard game, his seventh straight to start the season, which ties the NFL record. He had nine receptions, one going for a touchdown. Latavius Murray had two touchdown carries with 69 yards rushing.
Kirk Cousins went 25-for-40 for 241 yards and two scores. He connected with Aldrick Robinson for the other. Minnesota led 10-7 at the half.
The Vikings had a 316-263 total yard advantage over the Jets. Dan Bailey went 3-for-4 on field goal tries. Minnesota lost linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Xavier Rhodes to injuries.
Minnesota has a prime time game with New Orleans on Sunday, October 28 at US Bank Stadium. Their next home game is November 4 versus Detroit.
Source: Star Tribune